Robert Sietsema at A-Wah


This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is “pleasantly surprised” by Hong Kongese A-Wah.

Sam Sifton awards two stars to Aquavit and new chef Marcus Jernmark’s approach of “quiet, seasonal intensity that is well worth investigating.”
[NY Times]

Steve Cuozzo falls for Mari Vanna, which he deems “totally adorable; the cuteskies are infectious. … Even the restaurant’s flubs are lovable.”
[NY Post]

Jay Cheshes samples some of the goods at the new Food Hall at the Plaza Hotel, but finds that “[n]ot even a high-volume veteran like [Todd] English, it seems, can turn an army of workaday cooks — coordinated by a staff with ear buds and mics — into jacks-of-all-food.”
[Time Out]

Ryan Sutton takes a tour of New York’s lobster rolls to find the best, and ends up with three winners: Pearl Oyster Bar, Luke’s Lobster, and Red Hook Lobster Pound.

Alan Richman sings the praises of Milos: “one of the best Greek restaurants in the world, rivaled only by Milos in Montreal and Milos in Athens.”

Gael Greene has lots of love for Má Pêche, declaring that she “can’t wait to return.”
[Insatiable Critic]

Tables for Two has a good sandwich at This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef: “dripping and spongy, with cheese like a dream, i[t’]s the kind of thing you gobble down in a fever.”
[New Yorker]

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